Frankenberg - Town of half-timbered buildings and ten towers

Frankenberg (Eder) for friends of fairy tales

The symbolic fairytale figure of the city of Frankenberg (Eder) on the German Fairy Tale Route is the "piggy-back figure" at the upper entrance to the magnificent ten-towered town hall.

Both "piggy-back figures" by the famous Frankenberg artist Philipp Soldan crouch above the two entrance gates of the town hall. Over 500 years ago the town hall was a place for frolicsome festivals celebrated on behalf of the citizens. The two figures could thus be jesters and musicians. They call out to us "Stop, stop!" and "I whistle!" - "Come on in, where there's fun and frolic! Here there is music! " (cf. "Unser Rathaus", published by Verein lebendige Altstadt Frankenberg e.V.).

Frankenberg (Eder) for holiday tourists and day visitors

In the town hall market space on the Obermarkt in Frankenberg (Eder), a weekly rural women's open market offers a colourful and lively scene every Saturday from 8 am to 12 noon. You can take a guided tour through the enchanting old town from April to October on Saturdays at 10:30 am, free of charge. The meeting place is the water basin in front of the town hall. Duration: approx. 1.5 hours, minimum number of participants: four persons.

The city of Frankenberg is the starting point for enchanting cycling and hiking tours. Many of these paths lead to the workplaces of Otto Ubbelohde (illustrator of fairytale collections) or simply through the beautiful "Fairytale Forest" past fort ruins, mysterious moors, cliffs, or flying dragons (www.traumhaftes Follow the traces of Hansel and Gretel and find the witch's hut on the Hänsel-und-Gretel bicycle path.


Along the Wald-Wichtel-Weg ("wood imp path"), in the climatic health resort Rengershausen, children can experience nature close up. The entrance and exit of the Wald-Wichtel-Paradies circular path is located at the Rengershäuser Hagen near the elevated water reservoir tank built in 1931. You can park in the parking lot behind Café Reese.


Kreisheimatmuseum (county local history museum) in the former monastery of St. Georgenberg:

Opening times:

Tuesday und Friday from 10 am to 12 noon

Wednesday from 3 pm to 5 pm, and

Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm

For special dates, tel.: +49 (0)6451 743-672


Opening times:

Monday to Friday 9 to 5 pm

Saturday 2 pm to 4 pm

Date agreement for guided tours:

Tel. +49 (0)6451 508 – 0

Wildpark Frankenberg (Wildlife park)

The municipal wildlife park is free of charge and is open at all times of the year and day.



Your contact in Frankenberg

Ederbergland Touristik

Untermarkt 12
35066 Frankenberg
Phone: +49 6451 - 717672
Fax: +49 6451 - 717674

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